Guest Blog

Dr. Patrick Mahaney Debunks Cat Marijuana Myths for High Times Magazine

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Having been practicing veterinary medicine since 1999 and worked in emergency practice Southern California I’ve treated my fair share of canine and feline marijuana toxicity cases. Cats can be exposed to marijuana by orally consuming their owner’s stash or inhaling the smoke.  Since cats groom themselves, there’s “high potential” they can be exposed to marijuana […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney Talks Fleas and Flea-Borne Disease on Pets Teach Us So Much Radio

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You may not realize it, but fleas are a year-round problem in many parts of the country. Not only are fleas capable of causing annoying irritation to your pet’s skin and chewing, licking, and scratching as a means of self soothing, but the pesky ectoparasites can also carry serious disease. Although days are colder, your […]

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney’s Guide to Holistic Pet Care- Part 1

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Do you take a holistic approach to your pet’s health? By holism, I mean always considering your pet’s whole-body health instead of simply focusing on a single body part or system. Too often, owners don’t recognize that implications disease in one part has for the rest of the body. For example, periodontal disease permits oral […]

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What to Do When Your Dog is Diagnosed with Cancer: Treatment, Prognosis, and Aftercare

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As you may already know, I’m very passionate about pet cancer awareness, treatment, and prevention. My own dog Cardiff is still in remission for T-Cell Lymphoma and it’s been almost 3 years since his first diagnosis (he’s had two Lymphoma episodes). I’ve learned so much about veterinary practice from Cardiff’s illness over the years. Additionally, […]

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How to Know If You Should Take Your Pet to the Vet Right Now

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Knowing when your canine or feline companion is having a health issue severe enough to merit an immediate evaluation by a veterinarian is a crucial part of pet ownership. Some health issues may permit you to observe your pet for a few hours to see if the condition worsens while others should be immediately evaluated […]

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